Manhunt launched for driver who killed man after ramming car into people outside Stockport club

Black Audi A4 later found dumped on motorway

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Correspondent
Monday 28 May 2018 15:50
The ramming happened outside the Salisbury Club in Brinnington, Stockport, on 28 May
The ramming happened outside the Salisbury Club in Brinnington, Stockport, on 28 May

A manhunt has been launched for a driver who ploughed a car into a group of people outside a club in Stockport, leaving one man dead.

Greater Manchester Police said a murder investigation has been launched following the incident at the Salisbury Club in Brinnington.

Witnesses said a car “had collided with a number of people” but by the time officers arrived at around 10.45pm on Sunday night, the vehicle had been driven away from the scene.

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

The black Audi A4 was later found abandoned on the M60 motorway and seized by investigators.

Investigators were still confirming the total number of people injured in the incident and their condition. The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related.

“My thoughts go out to the man’s family who sadly have to deal with the tragic news that their loved one has died," said Detective Inspector Kris Williams. “We’ve already spoken to a number of witnesses in the area and will continue to do so to build a fuller picture of what has exactly happened but from what we know so far, we believe the driver of the car scaled the fence next to the M60 and ran away.

“Whatever information people have, I’d encourage them to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

The Salisbury Club was cordoned off as forensic investigations continued, while tributes were being left outside.

“Sorry, I tried my hardest,” read a card left with a bunch of flowers.

The incident was one of several alleged murders in the UK over the bank holiday weekend.

A man has been arrested after the bodies of a woman and an 11-year-old girl were found at a house in Gloucester.

A 29-year-old woman was found dead in Crawley after failing to arrive at her own birthday celebrations. Zahid Naseem, 47, of Amersham, appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Monday accused of murdering Christina Abbotts.

Earlier on Friday, a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Northampton.

Police in London are appealing for information on three separate stabbings over recent days. A man in his 40s was stabbed in Carshalton and is in hospital.

A 35-year-old man was attacked with a knife following a disturbance near a KFC in the north western borough of Hillingdon, while earlier that day a man in his 30s was stabbed in Islington.

Anyone with information on the Stockport incident is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 9790, quoting reference number 2575 of 27 May, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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